Posted by: Stevie D | February 5, 2012

More from the Land of Castles.

We awoke the next morning to glorious sun but a definite chill in the air. Downright cold in fact. After breakfasting like kings, we took in the view over Milford Haven, one of Europe’s finest natural harbours.

The view from our campsite.

We had the site to ourselves so had the undivided attention of the sites permanent residents, three lovely Welsh Border collies.

All to ourselves.

Then it was back on the bike and we headed West along the South coast of Milford Haven Estuary. From here, you can see the numerous oil storage facilities and refineries which line the opposite shore. Not much on the scenic front though, so as the cloud rolled in from the west, we turned tail, to investigate what lay to the east of Tenby.

If a picture tells a thousand words, here is a short novel about the superb sights of the South Wales coast.

Deserted sands.

Thronging with winter tourists.

Taking in the view.

Finally, we arrived at Pendine. The sprawling sands here were home to no less than 5 attempts at the World Land Speed Record between 1924 and 1927. MalcolmĀ Campbell broke the record here in Bluebird, but it was the death of J.G.Parry-Thomas in 1927 that was the final attempt at Pendine. His car was buried in the dunes and excavated for restoration in 1969.

Pendine Sands

Setting sun at Pendine.

Then it was time to head back to the van for more mulled wine to beat the chill.

Next day we drove home through the pouring rain. Best of both worlds, you may think.



  1. Great photos, Stevie. Love the header photo and the adventures you’ve been through with the bike. Regards.

    • Thanks for the kind words SB. I’ve my lovely cycle to thank for the header shot, but I remain in awe of the work you put on your own blog.

  2. We’ve been to the south of England last summer, on our Fatboy. I fell in love again with the beautiful surroundings, the castles, churches. The green patchwork meadows, the narrow winding paths. And the people.
    Thanks for sharing your stories and photos, Stevie, they are wonderful.

  3. Many thanks for visiting my blog Marion. I hope you find it entertaining. I too have been to Holland many times. I have many friends in the South East of your country.

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